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No one fails at the Back to School Reading Challenge, so choose a level that works to challenge you but not so much it causes stress. Here are the levels:
- Freshman: 1-2 books
- Sophomore: 3-4 books
- Junior: 5-6 books
- Senior: 7-8 books
Read books on one topic or eight different ones or anything in between. Fiction is fine. I’ve learned a lot of history from novels set in other times and a lot about other cultures from novels set in other places. As long as you’re reading the book to learn something new, it counts for the Back to School Reading Challenge.
I’ve been going back and forth about joining this challenge since last week, mainly because I know I have a bunch of fiction ARCs to read in September. But, I also have some research materials I want to get through, and I’m curious about what other readers are learning about. I’m going to shoot for Sophomore level.
The books (a list that is far from set in stone):
- The Glorious Deception: The Double Life of William Robinson, aka Chung Ling Soo, the “Marvelous Chinese Conjurer” by Jim Steinmeyer
- Finish reading David P. Abbott’s contributions to The Sphinx, and track down his article in The Monist.
- A Magician Among the Spirits by Harry Houdini
- Revelations of a spirit medium by Elijah Farrington
- Spirit slate writing and kindred phenomena by William E. Robinson